“Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the internet.”
I wouldn’t give such a low percentage to talent. I think it is at least 50% and avoiding distractions is 50%.
It’s true that anyone can write. And we all do write all through our lives. School work, college work, laundry lists, grocery lists…… so on and so forth. But good writing is something else entirely.
For writing well we need to have a clear idea of what we want to say, use simple language and then write it so that anyone reading gets our meaning in the first reading. KISS- Keep It Simple Stupid!
As for avoiding distractions, it is easy enough. If you’re logged in to many social media sites, keep the notifications on mute till you are writing. It never does to keep on checking your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram accounts while trying to concentrate and write something good. You can always go back later and check your social media accounts.
Written in response to Blogging Insights-NF # 61, hosted by Tanya